It was my desire to become a professional artist or famous graphic designer but then I found out that such a profession usually requires actual talent.
Instead of living the dream, I slave away for the man, dabble a bit in the graphic design world on the side, and, occasionally dream of becoming the next mashup of Cathy and Dilbert. Yes, I doodle comic strip ideas. For Mac users with a similar bent there’s an easier way to appear artistically and creatively talented without having much of either.
All you need is your Mac, a camera, and Comic Life, the Mac app which, more than any other, can lead you down the road of fame and glory. Or, just take up lots of time while you create cute comic strips from family photos and use them to embarrass relatives and neighbors you don’t like. It works either way.
Think of a page layout application for comic strip writers. Select a template, drop in photos, add captions or dialog balloons, and create a story line (or, maybe start with the storyline first; whatever).
Comic Life comes with all the tools and templates you’ll need to create not just a comic book or comic strip, but a family album in story form, educational posters and graphics, and almost anything that marries graphics with a story line.
There are dozens of comic style fonts, customizable speech balloons, caption boxes, title elements, pre-designed styles, and all the color and ink filters you can think of to turn an average photo into a work of art.
While you may have pined for years to become a graphic artist or photo journalist or writer or comic strip artist, Comic Life gives you the tools to mashup all those wants into a real finished product.
Photos become classic comic book artwork. Every comic book element is drag and drop. All you need is a story line. Comic Life is fun to use and trial and error work great as the learning curve is modest.
If you’re a mobile person there’s also Comic Life for iPhone and iPad, plus a Windows version. Comic Life is an excellent tool to turn complicated ideas and procedures into easily understood graphical works of art, so it’s good for schools, businesses, and civic organizations.
Nicely done. Modestly priced. Easy to learn and use.